Back in February I had the joy of recording live in Abbey Road’s palatial Studio 1 with the fantastic London Show Choir and some of the finest orchestral musicians in London. One of the pieces we performed was Queen’s epic The Show Must Go On, replete with both solos (huzzah!), at a rather hefty volume –
Big clogs to fill, and a real treat to do so.
I used my PRS Goldtop DGT, MXR CS Phase 90, Custom Tones TWE-1 & Paul C Timmy, and the Catalinbread Belle Epoch into my Victory V40 head & Creamback cab.
Alongside m’colleagues Andy Jones & Nico Sabatini, I had the honour of taking part in Guitarist Magazine’s Amp Modelling special, April 2017 issue 418.
We get together in their studio and have a chat and a shred through our units – I used my trusty Fractal Axe FX and JM-style from Eternal Guitars – we’re not comparing them as such, but looking at how they fit into our world of stage, theatre and studio work.
The video of the session is available on Facebook and YouTube, so put the kettle on and enjoy!
Delighted to announce the landing of troubadour & chap Hadley Fraser’s solo EP “Just Let Go” today.
Hadley & I worked on The Pajama Game last year in Chichester so it’s a treat to carry on music-making with the gent. As well as being the world-class actor & singer that he is, he’s a very fine guitarist as well.
Musically, it’s some lovely country-tinged tuneage, which has plenty of dobro, mandolin & banjo from this scribe.
Please check it out, and enjoy!
Gentle Internet Denizens, hello.
I bought a lovely Custom Audio Electronics wah the other day. It’s the closest I’ve found to the elusive (to me) wah tone Joe Satriani achieved on his gorgeous instrumental ‘Love Thing’.
To test it, I’ve recorded the same track, for a bit of fun. I love the way this pedal reacts to the phrasing, I hope it’s captured the same feel of the original.
Crikey, been a while. Things have been busy around the start of the year, all fun & games and I’m still around. Just forgetting to update the site, really.
So here’s somethin’, a video from a workshop performance of ‘My Land’s Shore’ that I think is rather special:
Gorgeous arrangements and a lovely band. I used my Martin 000CX and an AER Compact 60 for all the strummage. Enjoy!
Excited to announce the release of ‘Fireflies’, the debut album from the alt rock band Idle Kings. I can be heard playing misc. lead guitar bits and loud fuzzy chords throughout.
Listen to/buy ‘Fireflies’ here
Just a quick update, it’s all been a tad manic these past few weeks – we start previews for the revival of “She Loves Me” tomorrow at the Minerva Theatre for the Chichester Festival.
All busy, but it’s looking like a stunning show – the cast, re-orchestrations, set etc. are beautifully done, and it’s a treat to play.
Will post more once we kick the run off, but until then you’ll have to rush to get tickets, the run is nearly sold-out!